We are a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for residents of the East 72nd Street neighborhood. We are volunteers committed to being involved with issues that affect our community, including transportation and public safety, environmental and sanitation concerns and streetscape beautification.
We were mentioned in an Our Town article by Michael Garofalo where Ben Kallos commended our efforts on the Bike Safety Report. "Kallos applauded the work of the East 72nd Neighborhood Association, which has released reports grading local restaurants on their bike safety practices, including whether riders wore vests, displayed identification tags or rode e-bikes". Full article.
Join us for the next E72NA Community-wide meeting on Monday, October 16th at 6:30pm.
Date: Monday, October 16th
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Place (NEW): The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
337 East 74th Street (between 1st & 2nd Avenues)
The MTA Bus has proposed reducing the service frequency of our crosstown buses --- the M72, M66 & M31 in September. It is the MTA's position that these bus routes have low demand, and that a portion of the buses serving these routes should be re-allocated to areas of the city with high ridership demand.
Sign petition here.
Due to construction at the Second Avenue M15 local bus stop between 71st & 72nd Streets, the M15 Local Bus stop has been relocated one block north between 72nd & 73rd Streets.
We have reached out to our contact at DOT to ask for a sign re-directing passengers from the regular M15 Local stop at 71-72 to the temporary stop at 72-73.
In our continuing effort to improve pedestrian safety in the East 72nd Street Neighborhood, our volunteers recently undertook our second survey of commercial bicycle delivery practices to document compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations for restaurant deliveries.
With the completion and opening of Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway, we are thrilled to see less congestion on Second Avenue, the restoration of our sidewalks and the improvement of business conditions for our shopkeepers and restaurants.
The installation of Citibikes docking stations on the Upper East Side has been completed. Crosstown bike lanes have been installed. If you are interested in learning more about this visit CB8 to find out when the next Transportation Committee meeting will be held.
We are advocating for an M15 Select Bus Stop at 72nd Street on First and Second Avenues to better serve our Senior residents and those with mobility issues who cannot easily rely on access to the subway or walk the long distance to the closest SBS stops at 68th and 79th Streets. We are continuing to work with NYC Transit and our Elected Officials to get the stop implemented. This issue was covered by Michael Scotto of NY1, see here.
The East 72 Street Neighborhood Association was officially formed in February of 2016 by a group of residents who had been very involved in the Second Avenue Subway Construction project and were active participants in working with local agencies and Community Board 8.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — MARGARET MEAD
We are seeking volunteers and members from the neighborhood who are interested in learning more about what we do and how they can help make our neighborhood even greater.
Current committees include:
- Land Use
- Street Vendor
- Public Safety
Head over here if you're interested in joining a committee or just want to say hi!